Heart Surgery Centre: Saudi German Hospital Dubai Signs Mou With Sokoto Varsity

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By PAUL UWADIMA, Abuja
In the effort to improve health care facilities in the country, the
Saudi German Hospital (SGH) Dubai has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital
(UDUTH) Sokoto,  to cooperate and develop infrastructure as well as
establish a cardiac surgery facility at the hospital.

According to the statement made available to LEADERSHIP Friday in
Abuja, yesterday, by the Saudi German Hospital Dubai, the SGH Dubai
will send a team of doctors and technicians to the University Teaching
Hospital to train the doctors. Also doctors from Nigeria would travel
to Dubai to be trained under the German Professors.  Similarly, as a
further development, a telemedicine facility will be developed to
discuss medical cases between the two hospitals while the treatment of
complex medical cases would be done at Dubai. The statement revealed
that free second opinion service will be provided to patients under
the MoU.

Speaking at the occasion the CEO of Saudi German Hospital, Dr Reem
Osman said capacity building is one of the major priorities in
Nigerian health care adding that this will be the first step towards
solving the problem. The CEO revealed that the Saudi German Hospital,
Dubai has the largest facility by any private sector in Dubai and that
they receive lot of cardiac cases from Nigeria apart from cancer and
neuro patients.

The CEO noted that this will enhance their commitment to the citizens.
The Chief Medical Director, Dr Ahmed Hassan,  said the MoU is a
brilliant effort from both sides to bring the best to the country. In
his remarks the manager International Patient, Dr George Davis said
the project is to be kicked off from September 2017.